"Finally we have the ideal recording of this symphony! ...Every movement is slower than every other recording. Everything is given full weight. The orchestra and sound are simply glorious... There are dozens of instances where this conductor "gets it" in a way that no one else does - where this orchestra "speaks" in a way than no other does. I haven’t heard a recording in years that replaces anytop choice in the Bruckner Overview. Well, it has finally happened."
Donald R Vroon - American Record Guide - November/December 2013
Performance **** Recording *****
"...The sound of the orchestra is smooth and well balanced in the live recording: brass chorales are sonorous and wind solos eloquently projected. The movement shoe the strengths of the Hamburg strings, with depth of tone and smooth phrasing, and a welcome avoidance of cloying vibrato..."
Martin Cotton - BBC Music magazine - Christmas 2013
"... This is the sixth instalment in Simone Young’s Bruckner odyssey for Oehms Classics and she presides over a conscientious, deeply considered reading, beautifully played by her Hamberg orchestra ..."
Andrew Achenbach - Gramophone magazine - Awards Issue 2013
"... this is a persuasive reading of a work that fully deserves to come in from the cold. The sound has the spaciousness and dynamic range familiar from earlier in this series ... The present release maintains the high standards fo this series so far."
Richard Whitehouse - International Record Review - September 2013
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